Savills | Culham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3BN | Properties for sale
7,844 sq ft(728.73 sq m)
Guide price £2,800,000

CulhamAbingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3BN


    Key features

    • Lovely Georgian family home
    • Wonderful proportions throughout
    • Set in about 2 acres of grounds
    • Separate 3 bedroom annexe
    • Garage with room above
    • Excellent access to transport links

    Wonderful Grade II Listed country house with detached annexe and garage block set in about 2 acres of grounds. Available for the first time in nearly 40 years.

    About this property

    • Built in 1758 of locally made red brick under a copper roof, Culham Court is a quintessential and striking example of Georgian architecture. Later additions in 1816 added the rare and unusual triple serpentine façade to the south facing rear of the house with bricks hand made locally specifically for the purpose. The large paned Georgian sashes also required hand-made curved glass, some of which is still in situ today.

      The handsome front door, with its ornate fan light and typically Georgian columned porch, affords an impressive entrance. The welcoming central entrance hall opens right up to the back of the house affording views to the garden beyond through the glazed rear door. The triple aspect drawing room is a delight with its parquet flooring, open fireplace, original working wooden shutters and cornice and dado rail detailing. Glazed leaded light doors open to the terrace. A study leads off, also with a door to the terrace. The generous dining room, with parquet flooring, open fireplace and wooden shutters, is accessed from the hallway, kitchen and family room, ensuring a seamless and easy flow to that part of the house. The welcoming kitchen/ breakfast room has a two door Aga, a most attractive dresser to the length of one wall, with access to the rear hallway and also views over the garden to the front. The rear/inner hall has access to the kitchen, utility/ cloakroom and the cosy sitting room which has an open fire and double doors to the terrace.

      The staircase is of particular note with its pleasing wide, low riser treads and oak handrail winding to the first and second floors. The large roof light at the top floods the centre of the house with natural light. The striking principal bedroom suite stretches from front to rear of the house with its own dressing area and en suite bathroom with separate shower and dual vanity unit with marble surround. Also on the first floor is a charming guest bedroom suite with two bedrooms and a shared bathroom. The second floor with its galleried landing has five further bedrooms and two bathrooms (one en suite) with a further room, at present used as a sewing room, but would lend itself to be a second study. There is also a large walk-in linen cupboard.

      Approached via a private driveway, the house is set back behind lawns and mature Yew hedging. A gate in the garden wall opens to the stunning, mostly walled gardens comprising; extensive lawns, beautiful established deep herbaceous borders, many mature trees and an unusual Oxbow pond, making an ideal setting for families to gather, enjoy and to entertain. A large flagged terrace mirrors the curves of the rear of the house and stretches the width. There is a utility area to the side of the house which houses the oil tank and boiler and there is also a greenhouse. The garden also has an original Georgian ice-house. The front driveway leads on to a large courtyard where the Coach House and Cottage are situated. The Coach House comprises a double bay garage with generous room above, workshop, tack room and two stables all brick under a tiled roof.

      The Cottage: The guest/staff cottage comprises; three bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen/ breakfast room, sitting room, study and conservatory and has its own private garden at the rear.

      Services: Mains water and electric are connected. Oil central heating. LPG for the Aga. Private drainage. Good broadband speed.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    A real gem of a house. This home has clearly been well loved by the current owners and no doubt will be by the next ones too.

    Charles Elsmore-WickensProperty agent

    Local information

    • Culham Court nestles in approximately two acres of grounds within a conservation area, less than a mile's walk from The River Thames. It is ideally situated for easy access to Oxford, Abingdon, London, the Science Parks and the Oxford hospitals.
    • There are primary schools nearby in Abingdon and Clifden Hampden and a good number of highly regarded schools in Abingdon and Oxford, with the Europa School being just over half a mile away. There is a shop and Post Office at Clifton Hampden and nearby Sutton Courtenay has a choice of popular pubs and also The Fish restaurant.
    • There are extensive footpaths and bridleways in the surrounding area and there is a right of access from the garden gate down to The Thames and beyond to Sutton Courtenay.
    • The market town of Abingdon has a comprehensive choice for everyday shopping requirements and sporting facilities. Historic Dorchester-on-Thames and Oxford present a myriad of cultural opportunities and pastimes together with more extensive shopping.

    Additional information

    • Directions: M40 from the north, exit J9 A34 towards Abingdon. Exit the A34 at Abingdon, travel east through the town taking the A415 towards Dorchester. Continue for approx. 1.5 miles and the driveway to Culham Court will be found on the right. M40 from London, exit J7 and take the A329 through Stadhampton, then the B4015 to Clifton Hampden. At the traffic lights at /Clifton Hampden turn right onto the A415. After approx. 2.7 miles and shortly after another set of traffic lights the driveway to Culham Court will be found on the left.
    • EPC Exempt